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Plan measured surveys in construction contracting operations management

Reference
K/505/8218
Level
Level 6
Credit Value
14
Guided Learning Hours
40
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in plan measured surveys in construction contracting operations management within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Be able to identify investigation requirements
  • 1.1 - Identify the factors for investigation that may be significant for the planned development by examining documents, setting up and facilitating discussions and meetings
  • 1.2 - Select the critical aspects of both the site and the surrounding areas which require investigation and prioritise them
  • 1.3 - Agree the priorities for investigation, an accurate estimate of the time and costs involved, and summarise both the priorities and estimates in an investigation brief
  • 1.4 - Obtain any permission that will be needed to carry out the investigation and confirm that they are valid before the investigation starts
  • 1.5 - Contact people and organisations who will be affected by the investigation, provide them with clear and accurate information and ask for their cooperation
2 Understand how to identify investigation requirements
  • 2.1 - Describe what to identify as the factors for investigation that may be significant for the planned development by examining documents, setting up and facilitating discussions and meetings
  • 2.2 - Evaluate how to select the critical aspects of both the site and the surrounding areas which require investigation
  • 2.3 - Examine how to prioritise the critical aspects of both the site and the surrounding areas which require investigation
  • 2.4 - Evaluate how to agree the priorities for investigation, an accurate estimate of the time and costs involved, and summarise both the priorities and estimates in an investigation brief
  • 2.5 - Explain how to obtain any permission that will be needed to carry out the investigation and confirm that they are valid before the investigation starts
  • 2.6 - Explain how to contact people and organisations that will be affected by the investigation, provide them with clear and accurate information and ask for their cooperation
3 Be able to identify survey requirements
  • 3.1 - Identify what survey information is needed, how accurate it needs to be and what information outputs are required from the survey
  • 3.2 - Analyse and assess how accurate, up to date and complete the existing information is, and decide what additional information is needed
  • 3.3 - Make a preliminary investigation to identify any access problems and equipment which will be needed, and assess the implications for the survey
  • 3.4 - Choose survey methods which are suitable for the type of survey and the site
  • 3.5 - Commission surveys by selecting people and organisations that are competent to do the work
4 Understand how to identify survey requirements
  • 4.1 - Describe what to identify as the survey information needed, how accurate it needs to be and what information outputs are required from the survey
  • 4.2 - Examine how to analyse and assess how accurate, up to date and complete the existing information is
  • 4.3 - Evaluate how to decide what additional information is needed
  • 4.4 - Examine how to make a preliminary investigation to identify any access problems and equipment which will be needed, and assess the implications for the survey
  • 4.5 - Evaluate how to choose survey methods which are suitable for the type of survey and the site
  • 4.6 - Evaluate how to commission surveys by selecting people and organisations who are competent to do the work
5 Be able to select survey processes and operations
  • 5.1 - Assess any constraints which might affect the planning of the survey and limit the processes which are selected
  • 5.2 - Consult with experts for advice where additional, specialist information is needed
  • 5.3 - Ask for and obtain permission to carry out the survey from owners of sites who will be affected and from any legal authorities which have to be notified
  • 5.4 - Plan the surveys which will be needed and schedule them to meet the requirements of the project
  • 5.5 - Estimate and justify the cost of the survey
  • 5.6 - Develop a clear and concise method statement, a programme and a budget for the survey, and agree them with the stakeholders
  • 5.7 - Identify and implement quality assurance and safety standards which are suitable for the survey
  • 5.8 - Check and confirm that insurance has been taken out to provide full cover against accidents and negligence
6 Understand how to select survey processes and operations
  • 6.1 - Examine how to assess any constraints which might affect the planning of the survey and limit the processes which are selected
  • 6.2 - Explain how to consult with experts for advice where additional, specialist information is needed
  • 6.3 - Explain how to ask for and obtain permission to carry out the survey from owners of sites who will be affected and from any legal authorities which have to be notified
  • 6.4 - Propose how to plan the surveys which will be needed
  • 6.5 - Examine how to schedule surveys to meet the requirements of the project
  • 6.6 - Examine how to estimate the cost of the survey
  • 6.7 - Evaluate how to justify the cost of the survey
  • 6.8 - Propose how to develop a clear and concise method statement, a programme and a budget for the survey
  • 6.9 - Evaluate how to agree a clear and concise method statement, a programme and a budget for the survey with stakeholders
  • 6.10 - Describe what to identify as quality assurance and safety standards which are suitable for the survey
  • 6.11 - Explain how to implement quality assurance and safety standards which are suitable for the survey
  • 6.12 - Explain how to check and confirm that insurance has been taken out to provide full cover against accidents and negligence
7 Be able to investigate and evaluate project factors
  • 7.1 - Choose methods and techniques for the investigation which are valid, reliable, consistent with legal requirements and which recognise concerns raised by the public
  • 7.2 - Identify investigation sources and collect and collate relevant information
  • 7.3 - Analyse and evaluate the investigation information which has been collected about all of the significant factors affecting the project development
  • 7.4 - Consult with experts on specific problems which are relevant to the investigation by providing them with an accurate summary of the problems
  • 7.5 - Identify and record the opportunities and constraints for project development options
  • 7.6 - Identify and assess previous solutions which are similar to the current circumstances to see whether they are relevant and useful
  • 7.7 - Present accurate findings which clearly describe all the important factors
  • 7.8 - State clearly the authority for assumptions and projections used in the report
  • 7.9 - Assemble any supporting information which is relevant to the study, but which is not included in the report, store it safely and index it clearly for future reference
  • 7.10 - Evaluate the results of the investigation and decide on an appropriate course of action
8 Understand how to investigate and evaluate project factors
  • 8.1 - Evaluate how to choose methods and techniques for the investigation which are valid, reliable and consistent with legal requirements and which recognise concerns raised by the public
  • 8.2 - Describe what to identify as investigation sources
  • 8.3 - Explain how to collect and collate relevant information
  • 8.4 - Examine how to analyse the investigation information which has been collected about all of the significant factors affecting the project development
  • 8.5 - Explain how to evaluate the investigation information which has been collected about all of the significant factors affecting the project development
  • 8.6 - Explain how to consult with experts on specific problems which are relevant to the investigation by providing them with an accurate summary of the problems
  • 8.7 - Describe what to identify as the opportunities and constraints for project development options
  • 8.8 - Explain how to record the opportunities and constraints for project development options
  • 8.9 - Describe what to identify as previous solutions which are similar to the current circumstances to see whether they are relevant and useful
  • 8.10 - Examine how to assess previous solutions which are similar to the current circumstances to see whether they are relevant and useful
  • 8.11 - Explain how to present accurate findings which clearly describe all the important factors
  • 8.12 - Explain how to state clearly the authority for assumptions and projections used in the report
  • 8.13 - Explain how to assemble any supporting information which is relevant to the study, but which is not included in the report, store it safely and index it clearly for future reference
  • 8.14 - Explain how to evaluate the results of the investigation and decide on an appropriate course of action
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.